Friday, 30 May 2014

Didn't we have a lovely day today?

I had a great day today. Some friends came round for a Cheeky Extra crafting day. Not sure we got loads done but we did have a lovely day chatting and shuffling paper. I managed to get this done for the challenge over on Punky Scrap Rebels where the theme is purple and green. theres plenty of that on this layout and I even managed to use an old but much loved range of paper Rouge Garance.

Monday, 26 May 2014


I started a layout at our get together on saturday and decided to finish it when I got home. I wasn't sure where I was going with it and didn't have a plan-nothing new there then. I ended up stamping for stamping sake and ended up with this:

I quite like it really and it fits in well with the Scrap 365 sketch
challenge here.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

2 more

2 more layouts done recently. We are still in Japan for these. One of them is me with my lovely Sarah and a rare one of my on my own looking at a menu wondering what to eat. I was worried before we went about the food but it was fine. In fact so much that I worried about before we went was fine. lol.

Ive use Glitz designs for both layouts. I love the feeling of using my stash. 

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Toilet humour 1.

When Steven asked me what I remember most about Japan, I enthused about the toilets there. They have what they call Japanese style toilets and Western style toilets. Fortunately there is an abundance of Western style everywhere from the smart hotels to in the trains. Anyone who knows me knows that I am very particular about the toilets I will and won't use and I have to admit that although I went in to look (curiosity getting the better of me), I am definitely a Western style gal. I was very amused to see a poster on the wall of the Japanese style loo giving instructions on how to use it. Even so, I wasn't tempted and exited quickly (not before snapping the following photos) in search for something a little more my style.

At the weekend crop we went to back in march we were given a kit to use as a challenge. I wanted to keep this layout fairly paper free so just used a bit down the sides of the layout pointing downwards for obvious reasons and some to form the tag in the envelope on which I've written the journalling. Although you cant really tell, there are droplets of stickles representing…well I'm sure you know what they represent.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Green tea

Sounds perhaps not your average flavour for an ice cream especially when teamed with cinnamon biscuits and bean paste. However it is standard flavouring for all sorts of things in Japan such as green tea Kit Kat biscuits. Can you imagine? Mind you they also have strawberry flavour kit kats too. Clive succumbed in Kyoto and it was lovely (once we got the words 'bean paste' out of our minds). As this fall in the remit of Jemma's may challenge I have entered it.

Monday, 5 May 2014


It was National Scrapbooking Day on Saturday. Hubby laughed when I  told him that. He didn't take it seriously at all. I tried to explain that it was similar to The Draw for football fans but he didn't quite agree. Never mind, I still managed to do a few layouts prompted by Wear Crafts who did take it seriously by giving us various prompts on their blog and Facebook page. This one is of Sarah on the tube in Tokyo and was inspired by Lesley G of Ohblogitifyoucantbeatthem . Clive took quite a few of her so this is one of many.Ive used Glitz designs Wild and Free papers and used a Stampin Up chevron punch.

This next one using the same range of papers from Glitz Designs is also of Sarah taken when we came across a hat shop one evening. We'd never seen so many casual hats in one shop. It was done for SJCrafts bingo challenge:

I was spurred on by Jemma who is on the DT so I couldn't really say no could I?

Sunday, 4 May 2014


Completely inspired by Jofy's master board over on the Paperartsy blog las month, having the same  stamps  and it being in my favourite colours, I had no choice but to replicate it. I say replicate but in fact mine is nowhere near as pretty or as full as hers. I was a bit afraid of it looking too busy so was a little reserved but when I compare the two I think mine is too empty. However it is my first attempt and there will be more masterboards (or is it a marsterboard -that is the debate had with Jemma yesterday) to come. So watch this space.